Who is the starting Quarterback for the Alabama Crimson Tide this year? The Alabama starting quarterback 2016 could be a true freshman. Could this be the first time Nick Saban starts a true freshman for the Tide? The QB battle continues between Jalen Hurts, Blake Barnett, and Cooper Bateman. Jamie Thomas breaks down why Jalen Hurts could be the starter and what that would mean for the Bama offense this year.
The breakdown of those in the QB hunt:
Freshman Jalen Hurts: The most dynamic – More mobility than a standard Saban QB – The biggest of the contenders at 6’2″, 210 lbs – Genuine dual threat quarterback
Blake Barnett – 6’5″ 200 lbs – also athletic with mobility – big downfield arm – quickness to extend plays
Junior Cooper Bateman – Backup QB 2015 – 6’3″ 225 lbs – played some in 2015 so has some experience.